This week in Winning Post

One of the biggest days on the Australian racing calendar just got bigger, with Everest day at Randwick up against Caulfield Cup day.

At Caulfield, last week's Herbert Power winner The Chosen One takes on the best 2400m stayers in Australia and a host of classy imports.

At Randwick, Redzel will be looking for a threepeat in the richest race on the Australian calendar.

Our form coverage kicks off on Friday with full form guides for the Park night meeting, Warrnambool and Port Macquarie plus fields, colours and selections for four more TAB meetings.

The metro racing this Saturday is at Caulfield in Melbourne, Randwick in Sydney, Morphettville in Adelaide, Eagle Farm in Brisbane and Ascot in Perth.

Winning Post carries full-colour liftout guides for all those meetings plus Bendigo (Vic/SA/Tas edition), Newcastle (NSW edition) and Gold Coast (Queensland edition), as well as fields, tips, ratings and/or colours for other TAB Saturday cards.

On Sunday we've got liftout formguides for four more TAB meetings including Seymour and Horsham cup days plus fields, ratings, tips and colours for a stack more Sunday and Monday programs.

Don't forget Winning Post now carries trackwork reports for all four Melbourne training tracks, all three in Sydney, Morphettville in Adelaide and a general Brisbane report.

Away from the form, we've got news columns from Queensland, NSW, six Victorian districts, SA and Tasmania.

Our readers have their say on page 8, while further back in the book Shane Templeton reminisces, Paul Richards presents his unique take on the sport, Tony Kneebone brings you his Snippets column and Number Cruncher delivers the stats that matter.

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Inside Winning Post October 19 edition you'll find liftout form guides for:
Friday: Park, Warrnambool, Taree
Caulfield, Randwick, Morphettville, Eagle Farm, Ascot, Bendigo (Vic/SA/Tas edition), Newcastle (NSW edition), Gold Coast (Qld edition)
Seymour, Horsham, Wyong, Sunshine Coast
What to do with the Victoria Derby?
Eye Catchers
Each week Paul Richards identifies horses from recent race meetings that he believes are ready to win. Here we update you when they are about to have their next start.
Caulfield Saturday - R6 N4 Acting 5th
Caulfield Saturday - R8 N2 Dalasan 5th
Caulfield Saturday - R2 N9 Mandela Effect 5th
Caulfield Saturday - R7 N7 Homesman 6th
Royal Randwick Saturday - R2 N12 Master Of Wine 1st
Royal Randwick Saturday - R5 N2 Cosmic Force 1st
Royal Randwick Saturday - R8 N11 Fasika 2nd
Letter of the Week

Low-hanging fruit

Just watched the Waterhouse/Bott team bring a horse all the way to Coonamble and win the $75.000 cup. The same stable won the Port Macquarie Cup ($200,000) earlier in the week. 
The other couple of country cups that have had prizemoney increases have also been gobbled up by the city trainers (Waller and Pfieffer).
When Racing NSW announced the increases I’m sure it was well meant but in reality it’s just more fruit on the sideboard for the city boys, meaning a country trainer/owner has no chance of winning their hometown cup. 
I hope after a period of time that Racing NSW reviews all of the cups and looks at either quarantining some cups for country-trained horses or some other method so that  country racing can move forward and grow.

Greg Walker
Ballina (NSW)
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Social Networking

Paul Richards introduces a fun formula each week designed to come up with the odd winner for those looking for a small interest or to see if systems really work. On this page he subjects Saturday's fields to one of those systems: